Pregnant Women to be Admitted to Lucknow Hospitals Without Report COVID-19

Lucknow, April 21: In a major relief for pregnant women, Lucknow District Magistrate Roshan Jacob has said that such women will be admitted to hospitals and receive medical care without waiting for Covid’s mandatory report.

The order came from the district magistrate after reports that pregnant women were forced to stay out of hospitals and on a stretcher and in ambulances in the absence of the Covid report.

The district magistrate’s order now says that a reserve area for pregnant women needs to be created in every hospital and patients need to be attended to immediately. India Reports Highest-Ever Spike in COVID-19 Cases, Past 24 Hour Deaths, Coronavirus Count Reaches 1,56,16,131.

Once admitted, the hospital can follow Covid’s protocol, get the patient to test and initiate necessary medical assistance. She said failing to admit pregnant women will attract legal action under a pandemic.

(The story above first appeared in Latest on April 21, 2021 08:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, the world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our latest